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A tree now grows in Harvard Yard, planted especially for Dalai Lama

After covering a birch tree's roots with soil at Harvard, the Dalai Lama then watered the new planting. After covering a birch tree's roots with soil at Harvard, the Dalai Lama then watered the new planting. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)
By Michael Paulson
May 3, 2009

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In my many years as a newspaper reporter, I've been to a lot of groundbreakings and ribbon-cuttings and other events that journalists tend to dismiss as "dog and pony shows," but I must say I've never seen a dignitary take to a tree planting with quite as much gusto as the 73-year-old Dalai Lama showed in Harvard Yard Thursday morning. (Full article: 897 words)

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